resume review and wording
My first full time job after graduating university was a research analyst role at a small investment office, which later shut down because the portfolio manager wanted to retire (i worked there for about 2+ years). It took me a while to find my next job (about 4 months unemployed) but I recently started a new job in the operations department of a large investment management firm. I am grateful to have found something because for a while i was feeling really down and felt like any job was a miracle. Now that I’ve been working in this new role for a bit I’ve realized that my knowledge, past experience, and ambition are most suited for a front office type role. i want to get out of operations hell. i want to feel challenged again and to know what i do and say will make a difference and that i matter to the team. i just want to feel like i have some sort of say as opposed to being a pawn in everyone else’s work.
i continue to look for better opportunities but i just feel like my resume lack spark. i feel that my past experience as a research analyst has taught me a lot regarding portfolio management and market analysis but it’s difficult to make my past experience stand out particularly because i worked at a firm that no one has ever heard of. i’m afraid that because it’s an unknown firm people will automatically discount my experience and knowledge. for example, on my resume i wrote “produced investment strategies in various sectors by examining macroeconomic data, sector research, company information, and past and projected earnings.” this is what i really did but when i write it on my resume its just so blahhhh.
Can someone give me some feedback about how i can make my small firm research analyst experience stand out. also, how can i make a backoffice experience relevant when i’m trying to apply for a front office job.
any help would be greatly appreciated!